Free parking for senior citizens, PWDS

Business establishments and hospitals shall allocate at least 10 percent of their parking space for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) for free.

This, regardless whether or not the business establishments charge parking fees to its patrons. Parking spaces for Senior Citizens and PWDs should be given priority along the entrance of business establishments and hospitals.

Angeles City Councilor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin Jr. said the senior citizens and PWDs may soon enjoy the benefit once an ordinance is passed at the City Council.

Lazatin, last July 27, filed a proposed ordinance that seeks to provide free parking spaces for senior citizens and PWDs in all business establishments and hospitals in Angeles City.

Lazatin said the city government should institute additional policies that seek to protect the interests and well-being of Senior Citizens and PWDs.

City Building Officials and the Business Permit and Licensing Division (BPLD) are tasked to conduct inspection prior to granting of new or renewal of Mayor’s Permit whether the parking space exists or not.

Those who violate the provisions of the ordinance, the operator, manager or owner of business establishments or hospitals where the parking facility is located may be fined P3,000 for the first offense, P4,000 for second offense, P5,000 for third offense and cancellation of business permit for fourth offense.

Lazatin also appealed to the public not to use parking slots intended for senior citizens and PWDs.

“Minsan nakakatiyempo ako sa mga mall, ang lalaking lalake na wala namang kasamang PWD and senior citizens, tapos magpapark sa mga designated parking. Huwag naman po sanang ganun, konting respeto naman po,” Lazatin said.

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